Now please remember that I have never grown vegetables before. I am allowed to become unreasonably excited. JUST LOOK AT WHAT I DUG UP! And washed. Then cooked and ate for supper. POTATOES!!! Edible food!
This is about one third of what David and I dug out of the allotment ground this afternoon. I gave the rest away. It was really quite amusing. Well, for my son. He said to me with a faint suggestion of exasperation, ..... "Are you going to squeak OOh look! Potatoes! EVERY time I turn over the soil?" Of couse I was. And so I did. And we have many many more rows of the things to dig up. Harvest. What on earth possessed me to plant so many?
And this is what happens to courgettes when you go away and are not there to pick them when they are small and courgette sized. (Zucchini). They grow into marrows. Yes, Isabelle, you were right. My friend picked 2 enormous carrier bags full of them last week, and is now known as the marrow lady as she dished them out to half the village. Apparently they are very good in savoury muffins.
It doesn't take much to excite me these days.